Post Number: 1
|Posted on Saturday, November 11, 2006 - 2:58 am: || |
Okay, I currently do not know the answer to this puzzle, but I posted it in the hopes that one of you could give me a relevant answer. As you can infer from the previous statement, that means I can't give any hints. But any input would be appreciated.
The puzzle is simple -
Ding Dong. The Man Died.
Any ideas you guys?
Post Number: 419
|Posted on Saturday, November 11, 2006 - 5:23 am: || |
Here are some answers. Sorry for the long line.
Post Number: 678
|Posted on Saturday, November 11, 2006 - 5:26 am: || |
This kind of thing should probably be asked in chatroom, if at all, on this forum, but...
The classic would be, "A bell tolls, a man dies" and the solution would be:
The man is blind, and is swimming in the harbor. When it's time for him to come in, his wife is supposed to ring a bell to let him know which way to swim to get to shore. However, a buoy bell tolls first, and the man, thinking it was his wife's signal, swims out towards the buoy. He becomes exhausted and drowns.
Or this could be a variation on the classic, A rope breaks, a bell rings, a man dies, in which case 2 possible answers are:
A blind man enjoys walking near a cliff and uses the sound of a buoy to gauge his distance from the edge. One day the buoy's anchor rope breaks, allowing the buoy to drift away from the shore. When it rings, the man thinks he's further away from the edge than he is, walks over it, and falls to his death.
The man is a bell ringer. One day the rope breaks, and he falls down the shaft and dies.
Hope that helps, and we'll call it a spoiler.